Agenda - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Meeting time: 09.00
For further information contact:

Liz Wilkinson

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6361

SeneddCommunities@assembly.wales


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Informal pre-meeting (9.00 - 9.15)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

                                                                                                                          

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2       Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 1

(09.15 - 10.15)                                                                           (Pages 1 - 17)

 

Sian Summers-Rees, Chief Officer, City of Sanctuary UK and Ireland and Chair of Asylum Justice

Professor Helen Stalford, Liverpool University

 

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Break (10.15 - 10.30)

 

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3       Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 2

(10.30 - 11.30)                                                                         (Pages 18 - 39)

 

Hayley Richards, Policy & Advocacy Officer, Oxfam

Neil McKittrick, Refugee Operations Support Manager, British Red Cross

Elinor Harris, Services Manager for International Family Tracing and Refugee Support, British Red Cross

Tracey Sherlock, Policy and Communications Manager, Welsh Refugee Council

Salah Rasool, Advice Caseworker, Welsh Refugee Council

 

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4       Paper(s) to note

                                                                                                                          

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Correspondence from Adam Price AM to the Chair of Public Accounts Committee in relation to Tai Cantref Housing Association

                                                                                                 (Pages 40 - 42)

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Correspondence from the Chair to the Chair of Public Accounts Committee in relation to Tai Cantref Housing Association

                                                                                                           (Page 43)

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Correspondence from the Chair of Public Accounts Committee to the Chair in relation to Tai Cantref Housing Association

                                                                                                 (Pages 44 - 45)

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Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2017-18

                                                                                                 (Pages 46 - 49)

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Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2017-18

                                                                                                 (Pages 50 - 56)

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Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: note of visit to the African Community Centre, Swansea

                                                                                                 (Pages 57 - 60)

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Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: note of visit to Oasis and Trinity Centre, Cardiff

                                                                                                 (Pages 61 - 67)

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5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

                                                                                                                          

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6       Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales: evidence session 3

(11.30 - 11.45)                                                                                                

 

A participant from Oxfam Cymru’s Sanctuary in Wales Project

 

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7       Inquiry into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales - consideration of evidence under items 2, 3 and 6

(11.45 - 12.00)                                                                                                

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8       Consideration of forward work programme

(12.00 - 12.20)                                                                         (Pages 68 - 76)

 

·         Agree terms of reference for inquiry into human rights

·         Forward work programme

 

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